Puppet unveils event-driven IT automation plans

Puppet | June 25, 2020

Puppet revealed its roadmap for an event-driven IT automation system this year with the release of its Relay product to public beta, but still must work to distinguish it from the many DevOps control plane products already offered by IT vendors.
Relay, a SaaS application that links together DevOps tools into a centralized workflow, offers a more comprehensive approach than other IT vendor toolchains that focus on CI/CD pipelines or IT infrastructure automation, according to Puppet.

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